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NPHCDA: More Than One Million Doses Of COVID-19 Vaccine Administered

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NPHCDA: More Than One Million Doses Of COVID-19 Vaccine Administered

The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) says Nigeria has so far vaccinated more than one million persons against coronavirus out of its target of 70 percent of the nation’s population of two hundred million.

Statistics show Lagos State is leading in the number of persons vaccinated with 193,794, followed by Kano, 57,165; and Kaduna state with 55,756.

Nigeria began vaccination in early March, prioritizing healthcare workers who are mostly at risk of infections, following the delivery of nearly four million doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine through a un-backed Covax facility.  300,000 more doses were received from telecoms operator MTN and 100,000 from the Indian government.

The federal government has directed states to halt vaccination once they have used half of the doses allocated to them, because of limited vaccine availability.  The agency says the country is not sure when the next batch of AstraZeneca vaccines would arrive in the country.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that for the country to achieve herd immunity against COVID-19, it had set an ambitious goal of vaccinating 40 per cent of its more than 200 million population before the end of this year, and 70 per cent by the end of next year.

Nigeria is currently leading 13 other African countries in the number of Covax vaccine deployment with nearly four million doses of AstraZeneca vaccines.

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Power Restored To National Grid After System Collapse

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Ghanaians Blames Power Firm For Nationwide Blackout

The Transmission Company of Nigeria says power has been restored to national grid after a system collapse left most of the nation in the dark on Wednesday.

The company said on Thursday electricity has been restored across the entire grid through which distribution companies offtake electricity they deliver to consumers nationwide.

TCN’s public affairs general manager Ndidi Mbah, says experts were already making efforts to fully restore electricity on the grid.

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Army Denies Boko Haram’s Eid Donations Report

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The Nigerian Army has denied reports that Boko Haram insurgents distributed Eid donations to communities in the northern states of Borno and Yobe.

Reports alleged the terrorist group had donated food and money to residents in attempts to woo them to support its activities.

The army says the reports were “propaganda,” and that it had conducted investigations and established the reports were untrue.

The army said in a statement “our team of eagle-eyed analysts went further to critically examine the pictures attached to this malicious publication and discovered that they were simply stage-managed in a typical terrorists-styled propaganda.

Nigeria continues to experience a wave of insecurity occasioned by attacks and kidnappings carried out by Boko Haram militants.

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Nigeria Seeks To Tap Into Digital Economy

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